Bench Press & Overhead Press: Same Day or Separate Strategies?

A Muscular Man Putting a Weight Plate onto a Barbell

There are probably no two better push-based exercises than the overhead press and the bench press. So, if you want to get a bigger and stronger upper body these two movements are a must. However, you’ll typically find that one lift can be impacted by the other. This generally means that the exercise you’re doing … Read more

Traps on Fire After Bench Press? Here’s Why & How to Fix It

A Man Performing the Bench Press

The bench press is probably the most prominent chest exercise, although it does engage the traps and upper back to some extent. With that being said, the last thing you’d expect after bench pressing is for your traps to hurt. However, this can occur, and it can dramatically affect the amount of weight you can … Read more

The ONLY 2 Exercises You Need For Wider Shoulders

An Athetic Man Performing Lateral Raises

There’s something very aesthetically appealing about wide shoulders. In fact, there are few body parts which exude athleticism and muscularity as having a well-sculpted pair of side delts. However, in order to achieve the holy grail of wide shoulders you don’t actually need to press and you don’t even need to go heavy. In fact, … Read more

Feeling Push Ups in Your Shoulders? Fix Your Form & Master the Perfect Push Up!

A Muscular Man Performing Push Ups

The most common reason for feeling push ups in your shoulders is having your hands too far forward. Your hands should be in line with your nipples. Other issues include, allowing your elbows to flare out, not retracting your shoulder blades, if your hands rotate inwards, or if your hips are either too high or … Read more

What’s the Ideal Bench Press to Overhead Press Ratio? (Revealed!)

Bench Press to Overhead Press Ratio

So, you are interested in discovering the perfect ratio between bench press to overhead press. Both are fantastic compound exercises that will really test your pressing muscles. Plus, in the main, we can all typically bench press more weight than we can overhead press. With that being said, some of us find that the two … Read more

Feel Barbell Rows in Your Traps? Fix Your Form For a Strong Back!

A Muscular Man Performing Barbell Rows

You should feel rows in the middle and lower traps. The middle traps work when you retract the shoulder blades, whereas the lower traps are used when you depress the shoulder blades. That being said, you are more likely to feel rows in the upper traps (which you don’t want) if your stance is too … Read more

What Type of Bench Press is Best For Shoulders? (Revealed!)

What Type of Bench Press is Best For Shoulders

If you step into any fitness center, regardless of the time, you’ll usually find the bench press section brimming with passionate weightlifters. Let’s face facts, the bench press is probably the most popular exercise ever invented. However, if you’re someone who benches regularly you may have noticed issues with your shoulders. This could be aching … Read more

Why Do I Feel Shoulder Press in My Biceps? (Solved!)

Why Do I Feel Shoulder Press in My Biceps

The shoulder press is one of the best exercises to truly challenge your pushing muscles. In fact, I would say that pressing overhead is far more beneficial to your overall physique than the favoured bench press. However, you may have noticed that you often feel the shoulder press in various muscles other than those that … Read more

Are Push Ups to Blame For Your Rounded Shoulders? Here’s 5 Things You Need to Know

Do Push Ups Cause Rounded Shoulders

Surely, if you’re an individual who routinely does hundreds of push-ups, you’ve likely noticed significant improvements to your physical form. However, you may also have noticed that your shoulders have become more rounded. In fact, your posture isn’t great and you spend a lot of time slouched forward at the shoulders. So, are push ups … Read more